Tech Talk: ITS Newsletter

Tech Nest Opening Next Week in FUU 1002!

ITS is excited to announce the soft launch of our Tech Nest space in Fisher University Union (FUU), Room 1002, and invites you to stop by the week of April 9 for many exciting events! Guided by Jeanne Persuit, Tech Nest was named by a group of UNCW's very own students! The space was designed with our students, faculty and staff in mind and can be creatively used for a multitude of purposes. It has six Mac computers that can be dual booted to accommodate all types of small group training, office hours, student group meetings, presentation rehearsals and more. An interactive smartboard and huddle table provide a space for group work and collaboration. A virtual reality station and lecture capture will be available soon.

Thanks to Diana Ashe, director of Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Leadership (CTEFL), for working closely with ITS to recruit faculty to present their projects during Tech Nest’s opening week. This initiative is a partnership with CTEFL, and these faculty, who are recipients of UNCW’s first Adobe Creative Cloud Curriculum Integration Initiative, will share the results of their cutting-edge projects during this time. The projects represent many different approaches, disciplines and technologies, so it’s definitely worth your time to come by, check out the space, learn about how your colleagues are using Adobe products in their classes and enjoy some refreshments! We’ve arranged these to run EVERY day during opening week at the same time, so come by any or ALL of the days that you like.

  • April 9 at 10 a.m. Jennifer Vanderminden (SOC) and Beverly Vagnerini (ITS)
  • April 10 at 10 a.m. Kirsten Kinzer (PIA) and Kristen DeVall (SOC)
  • April 11 at 10 a.m. Jeremy Tirrell (ENG) and Dan Johnson (MUS)
  • April 12 at 10 a.m. Jeanne Persuit (COM), Lisa Scribner (MKT), and Marni Ferner (CSC)
  • April 13 at 10 a.m. Bill Bolduc (COM) and Christine Liao (WCE/EEMLSE)

We also have the following hour-long Adobe workshops in Tech Nest scheduled throughout the month, taught by Kristine Adams from the Watson College of Education:

  • April 9 at 3 p.m. Photoshop: Intro to Layers
  • April 16 at 3 p.m. InDesign: Intro 101
  • April 17 at 3 p.m. Introduction to Adobe Spark
  • April 26 at 3 p.m. Photoshop: Quick Photo Edits
  • April 27 at 1 p.m. InDesign: Intro 101

Please register for these Adobe workshops via the Dare To Learn Academy.

Contact Beverly Vagnerini,, with any questions. Stay tuned for additional training and special events!